Super Simple Vegan Quinoa Dish

If there is one thing that I L.O.V.E, it’s a healthy supper recipe that I can whip up in 20 minutes or less. Usually our schedule is jam packed- leaving me little to no time to do the ‘in depth’ cooking thing.

During our food truck season (@guiltfreeyeg), I’m generally putting in solid 12-16 hour days between that, my nursing practice, and taking care of my own health.⠀

So the LAST THING I want to do after cooking/working all day is challenge my brain to figure out a complicated recipe.

I mean, seriously.⠀

Who honestly has time for 30 ingredients and 2 hours of cooking?

Answer: not this gal.

And if your schedule has anything more on it than waking up and eating- I’m guessing you feel the same.⠀

Cue in, my favourite quick vegan dish.

👉🏻 It’s quick (15 minutes from start to finish)⠀
👉🏻 It’s simple (3 ingredients plus spices)⠀
👉🏻 And it’s freaking delicious (which is the most important part- let’s be honest)⠀

Ready for the recipe? You can check it out here:

Super Simple Vegan Quinoa Dish

Prep Time
5 Minutes

Cooking Time
15 Minutes

4-6 Servings



  • 1 cup (dry) quinoa⠀
  • 1 package plain tempeh⠀
  • 1 large bunch asparagus (chopped)⠀
  • 1 low sodium vegetable stock cube⠀
  • 2 cups water⠀
  • 2 tsp avocado oil⠀
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika⠀
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder⠀
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt⠀



STEP 1: Bring water to a boil in a small pot with vegetable stock cube. Whisk to dissolve. Add quinoa and reduce heat to medium low. Put a lid on the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes until all water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

STEP 2: Cut tempeh in half lengthwise. Slice into small strips. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add tempeh and spices, stirring to coat well. Spread tempeh into one even layer in the pan and cook until golden/crispy. Then flip each strip to cook other side the same.

STEP 3:Add chopped asparagus to pan. Add more oil or spices to suit your own taste buds. Stir until thoroughly cooked. Add cooked quinoa. Mix well. Serve immediately.⠀


There you have it! My absolutely favourite and quick vegan supper dish.⠀

Give it a try and let me know what you think!


With love,

Brianne xx

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